Tsipras, Putin discuss refugee crisis in phonecall

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras (L) speaks with Russian President Vladimir Putin during a signing ceremony at the Kremlin in Moscow on April 8, 2015Russian President Vladimir Putin and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras spoke by phone on Friday about strengthening bilateral ties and the growing migrant crisis, the premier’s office said. Putin called to congratulate Tsipras, who won a clear election victory on Sunday, giving him a fresh mandate to push trough a controversial bailout deal with international creditors that demands tough reforms in return for the rescue funds. During the conversation, they spoke about “strengthening bilateral ties” as well as regional developments, “particularly the issue of the refugee flows,” Tsipras’ office said.

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